Flashcards in The Restless Earth: Fold Mountains Deck (24)
How are FOLD MOUNTAINS formed?
Plates collide at destructive plate boundaries.
When tectonic plates collide what happens to the SEDIMENTARY ROCK?
They are folded.
Forced upwards to form mountains.
Where are fold mountains found?
Destructive plate boundaries.
Or places where there used to be one.
You get fold mountains when which 2 plates COLLIDE?
Give an example of a fold mountain range from continental and oceanic crust colliding
Andes in South America.
When else can you get fold mountains?
When 2 continental plates collide.
Give a fold mountain range formed from 2 continental plates colliding
Himalayas in Asia.
Fold mountains have areas of...
High rocky mountains with steep slopes.
At the highest bits there is...
In between the mountains there is...
What do HUMANS use fold mountains for?
What are high mountain slopes not good for?
So they used to graze animals.
What are the lower slopes used for?
Sometimes what happens to the steeper slopes?
They are terraced to make growing crops easier.
What type of fold mountains make generating HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER ideal for?
High lakes (to store the water).
Fold mountains are a major source of what
Why might mining be difficult?
As there is steep slopes limiting access.
What has been built to make mining easier?
Zig-zag roads carved out on sides of mountains.
Fold mountains are a good place to grow...
Some types of trees.
What are the trees used for?
Name one thing that attracts tourism?
The spectacular scenery.
In winter, people visit to do sports including
In summer, what do people do?
Walk and enjoy scenery.